This past weekend, I got the amazing opportunity to participate in the Ted Scripps Leadership Institute in Atlanta, Ga hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists. As the President of the WCU student chapter of SPJ, my chapter helped fund my travel to Atlanta and back in order to bring back some awesome new tools and ideas for our chapter, and that’s exactly what I did!

The group photo for our graduating class!
The group photo for our graduating class of the Scripps Leadership Institute!

I also met some really awesome people from all over the place, learned quite a bit about myself as an SPJ leader, and also laid the groundwork for some really cool collaborative stuff between our chapter and the burgeoning South Carolina Pro chapter and the UGA student chapter. I’m really excited for what this means for all of our chapters, and about the friends that I made this weekend. If you want to see some of the highlights, check out the Storify or just ask me!

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